The BEPE Presentations are now available on DVDs at the Nevada County Library. See presentations for details.

We also have the presentations available in Marin and Placer County Libraries.

Birth and Early Parenting Educators



Here is the trailer for our upcoming film "Orgasmic Birth"
Click here to see the trailer.

We are thrilled to share the trailer for "More Business of Being Born" with you! We are so excited for the birth of this new film series and would love for you to help us spread the word by sharing this trailer on your Facebook, Twitter, email and with all of your friends.

TEDxVictoria - Raffi Cavoukian - Respecting Earth & Child: Connecting the Dots

Known to millions simply as Raffi, Raffi Cavoukian is a renowned Canadian singer who is founder and chair of the Centre for Child Honouring on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The Centre serves as an education & communications hub for the advancement of Child Honouring as a universal ethic. - Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH). A treasure of pre and perinatal information. - Suzanne Arms' Birthing the Future. "How we care for each other at the beginning of life determines whether we are peaceful or violent." Suzanne Arms- author/photographer/filmmaker/activist extraordinaire, Immaculate Deception and Bestfeeding - Michel Odent's primal health research data. - Important changes in the field of medicine have encouraged new childbirth methods. Calm Birth applies respected methods of meditation science and mind/body medicine in a powerful new form. Based on an expanded vision of childbirth anatomy and potential, these methods offer ways to heal somatic conditions that may remain from one’s own birth; ways to heal the nervous system and strengthen immune function; ways to recognize and release anxiety and fear; ways to extend natural labor pain management. - Doulas of North America. Effects of doula at birth. See the lastest news in Dona, look in the "print library." Continuous labor support offers big benefits to mothers & babies and has no known downsides. - First 5 Nevada County, formerly called 'Nevada County Children and Families First Commission.' - International Childbirth Education Association

If we want to change the world, let’s raise a generation "built for peace"... from the very beginning. "Parenting for Peace" is a user-friendly scientific roadmap for how to do exactly that… while bringing more joy into family life! - in Nevada City/Grass Valley area, doula training and other services related to birth. -Debra Pascali Bonaro, author/director/educator, Orgasmic Birth (film & book) - This moms' group or a dads' group exists to provide playgroups, social events, support, friendship and a sense of community to families with young children in the Nevada City/Grass Valley and surrounding areas (including Penn Valley, Alta Sierra, Rough and Ready, Cedar Ridge, Chicago Park). - Touch the Future, a learning design center with inspired resources for parents, educators, caregivers, and coaches. Michael Mendizza's vital explorations with Joseph Chilton Pierce, Jeannine Pavarti Baker, James Prescott, Ph.D. , David Chamberlain, Ph.D., and many more. - helping parents become aware of ways to establish and enrich communication with their unborn and newly born children. - a marriage and family therapist working with adults who have suffered early childhood trauma. She brings together her love of horses with healing. “I have found that they have an amazing ability to touch the human heart,“ says Wendy. Author of "Earthbabies" and video "Between Humans and Horses, Eight Parenting Lessons from the Horse’s Mouth.”
This website focuses on the life period with the highest adaptability and vulnerability to environmental factors - the period inside the womb.

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